Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Genealogy Book at GPL: Chicago Cemetery Records

Chicago Cemetery Records, 1847-1863 : Sexton's Reports and Certificates, Treasurer Receipts, Deeds, and Undertakers' Reports / Chicago Genealogical Society, c2008.

This book was made possible by the discovery in 1984 of Chicago City Council proceedings which had beem thought destroyed in the Fire of 1871. It includes background on early cemeteries in Chicago, maps, reproductions of sample documents, and chronological listings by type of document. There is a name index, and a bibliography. five appendices contain details about ward boundaries in various years, lots sales from Oak Woods Cemetery, records from Old Catholic Cemetery by Helen Sclair, the Illinois Regional Archival Depository system, and addresses of Repositories.

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